In May 1914, Cap and Ella Wilmans hosted a house party at their plantation in Louisiana. Among the attendees are Newport residents Mr. and Mrs. Wilmans, Charles Wilmans, Ed Wilmans, Mart Lewis (butler), Elzia (cook), Lula and Charlie (maids), Mrs. George Farrat, Mrs. T. Sprigg, Lily Billingsley, O.D. Watson, Gregg, Tom Gregg, Susie Walker, Mildred Dorsey, Jim Watson, Lady Elizabeth Watson, Dr. Owen Walker, and W.A. Billingsley.
From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016